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IntelliVocab for SAT

By Liz Panarelli, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Free practice tool is good but has incomplete word list.

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INTELLIVOCAB FOR SAT provides a promising and useful way of learning the definitions of words, and the tools for tracking progress are helpful. That said, the occasional glitches and typos and the bizarre distribution of words (or lack thereof) is disappointing. Without a tutorial to explain the app's design, users might be confused to see seemingly easy words categorized as difficulty level 10 out of 10. It takes a while to figure out that until the user answers questions with a word, it remains a 10. Because of this, the settings options for adjusting the difficulty aren't helpful at first.

In addition, some of the words in the app don't seem like SAT-level words, for example, "writing" is on the list. On the whole, the price is right, so go ahead and add this to your test prep toolbox, but don't rely on it to be comprehensive.

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